Real Property and Tax Data

The Real Property Lister is responsible for the county's real property listing and associated assessment functions, supplying parcel-based land information to both land information professionals and to the general public.

Property Tax Information (NOVUS)

NOVUS is the county's online tax, property, and assessment information database.

Assessment Information

Town Assessors

Although provided for by statute, no county in Wisconsin operates a County Assessor Office. Property valuation is handled at the local level. However in Wisconsin the County Real Property Lister maintains a substantial amount of property information at the county level. Find your assessor.

Assessment Appeal

For information on appealing your assessment there is an assessment appeal guide (PDF) from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. is an external website that hosts some basic assessment information.

Parcel Identification Number (PIN)

Your PIN is a 23 digit number that is attached to each parcel in the county. Get a detailed explanation of how these PIN numbers are derived. If you want to convert your old 12 digit PIN to the new PIN, use the conversion tool.

Search for Property Sale Data

You can search property sales data through the Wisconsin Department of Revenue's Integrated Property Assessment System (IPAS) website.

For Bayfield County Land Sales, see our Land Sales page.


Submit an address change request using the Address Change Form.


Contact a title company or attorney.  Our office will get the deed after it is recorded and change ownership in our NOVUS tax database.

Interested in combining parcels ?

Contact a title company or attorney.  Once a deed is recorded describing the parcels as one new parcel we will update that in our system/mapping.

Unsure of property lines?

In addition to reading your deed, a survey is the best way to know your property boundaries. First check if your land has a survey on it - Recorded Certified Survey Maps are in the Register of Deeds office, while maps of survey (not recorded) are in the Land Records Department and seen online in our GIS Web Map.  To contact a land surveyor, see the list on our Land Surveying page.

Municipal Officers

The County Clerk maintains a list of municipal officers.


Search corporations and LLCs through the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions using the LLC Lookup tool.


Doug Wood from the Office of the Commissioner of Railroads gave a presentation on railroad right-of-ways in Wisconsin with a focus on Bayfield County. Learn more by viewing this informative PowerPoint presentation (PDF).